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A Foodies Road Trip Through the Konkan Coast

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The western coast of India is a region shaped by its culture, its history and its diverse people. Nowhere else is this theater of evolution more evident than in its cuisine!

A Foodies Road Trip Through the Konkan Coast:

  1. Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala)
  2. Kochi (Cochin) (Kerala)
  3. Thrissur (Trichur) (Kerala)
  4. Mangalore (Karnataka)
  5. Udupi (Karnataka)
  6. Kundapur (Karnataka)
  7. Goa

1. Thiruvanathapuram and its staple, Meen curry

Thiruvanathapuram and its staple, Meen currysource: www.yummyoyummy.com

First stop, the historic and cultural hub of Thiruvananthapuram. Its colonial buildings and Keralan homesteads remind you of a bygone era, today Trivandrum is a young, energetic place. The Fish curry, with a hint of “cocum” and smooth coconut sauce is as delightful as its people.

Satish: Best place to visit God’s own country. The food was exotic with the excellent fragrance of coconut oil, do not to be miss the wonderful fish curry in coconut gravy with rice or tapioca and the fried karimeen as the locals calls are the excellent 

Visit the Kovalam Beach

2. Jewish influenced, Chuttuli Meen of Cochin

Jewish influenced, Chuttuli Meen of Cochinsource: www.hungryforever.com

Travelling on the NH 47 and onto the NH 66, passing by the beautiful lake Vembanad near Alappuzha, you reach the modern yet historic city of Kochi. This port city has welcomed Arab, Chinese and European traders since 1341. A beautiful synagogue in the old city, it has a sizable Jewish population. Chuttulli Meen is a popular Jewish inspired dish that is basically grilled fish cooked in spices.

Prasanna: Cochin or Kochi is a very beautiful city surrounded by Beaches and Churches. One must thoroughly explore Kochi. Experience the age old Chinese Fishing nets, walk alongside the beaches, experience the beautiful city. 

Learn about the Chinesse inspired cantilevered fishing nets

3. Acchappam in the temple town of Thrissur

Acchappam in the temple town of Thrissursource: food52.com

Onward on NH 47 you reach Thrissur, famous for its temples and cultural festivals. Its cuisine is influenced by the climate and indigenous agriculture. Acchappam is  is a biscuit/cookie like sweet dish from the Thrissur region. Its made out of a batter made from rice flour and coconut is pressed into a mould, which gives it a beautiful design.

Vidhya: Thrissur is described as the cultural city of Kerala. A must trip for religious persons having famous old temples like Vadakumnathan, Paramekkavu and Thiruvambadi. Also church like Puthanpally gives you the rich old Christian traditional experience. 

Vsit the Vadakkunnathan Temple

4. A cocktail of culture and great cuisine, Neer Dosa of Mangalore

A cocktail of culture and great cuisine, Neer Dosa of Mangaloresource: www.sailusfood.com

On the NH 66 passing through important towns like Guruvayoor, Kannur and Kasargode, you reach the port city of Mangalore. A diverse culture and beautiful people define this fast developing city. The seafood and local ice cream are popular. The neer dosa, however, is a popular in the local household. Thin pan cakes of rice and coconut milk batter, best accompanied with spicy coconut chicken curry is a highlight on every Mangalorean’s table.

Dinesh: Mangalore is full green city where you will find good fish food ,Neer dosa, Good beach spot and good looking peoples, very nice place for all Devotional people. 

Ice cream at Pabbas! 

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5. Not just its education, Manipal is known for its food too

Not just its education, Manipal is known for its food toosource: sus-healthy-living.blogspot.com

Leaving behind the charm of Mangalore, you continue towards goa and reach Udupi, A town known for its spirituality and its educational institutes. Manipal is the modern and multi-cultural side of Udupi. Its this canteen which serves the famous Chicken Sukka, a family recipe of the original chefs at this establishment. Chicken in a spicy grated coconut masala, eat it to know what it is.

Sagar: There are lovely beaches such as Kaup and Malpe near to Udupi. The Sri Krishna Mutt is good to visit. We had a good time at Kaup, Malpe and St. Mary Island. The food was also good.

Visi the Krishna Mutt

6. Backwaters and great local food, Kundapura

Backwaters and great local food, Kundapurasource: kitchendoodles.com

Enroute Goa, after Udupi comes the beautiful town of Kundapura. The backwaters of this town are spectacular and feed most of the surrounding fertile fields. Kori roti, crisp pancakes made out of boiled rice, and a chilly based chicken curry is a special dish of this region that makes for a very sumptuous meal.

Anusha: It's a beautiful place with clean beaches, very loud people, extreme humid climate, exotic taste of foods and temples in every street you cross by. 

Visit the Maravanthe Beach

7. Portuguese influence on culture and food, Goa

Portuguese influence on culture and food, Goasource: thewordpool.blogspot.com

Whether it be religion, architecture or food, there is a Portuguese influence in everything, and few embrace this diversity like the Goans. In every old Goan homestead, there is a secret family recipie of the perfect pork vindaloo. Pork marinated in vinegar, chilies and the “secret mix”, the taste stays in your mind for months after you leave.

Manoj: Goa. The place has much to offer than the beaches which it is famous for. The many old churches and forts add charm to this Portuguese town. Also the food here is to die for and one must try the Pork Vindaloo and the Chicken Xacuti.

Try the cruise on the Mandovi

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